A HARRINGTON school has opened a new outdoor classroom to provide a new 'learning space' for it's pupils.

Beckstone Primary School, opened the new classroom on Tuesday, May 17 to provide a space for timetabled learning as well as reading and after-school clubs for all ages.

Governors joined teachers and members of the school council to cut the ceremonial ribbon and introduce the exciting new learning space to pupils.

The classroom is decked out with benches and rugs for pupils to sit on, as well as an outdoor space for them to learn outside in the summer.

The ribbon was cut by school council chair and Year Four pupil Lara Kilgour.

After the openning, Lara said: "The new classroom is really good, it's big and it is warm and I think we will all have fun going and learning in there."

Headteacher David Warbrick said: "Our new outdoor classroom really has the wow factor and the pupils and staff are so excited about using the new learning space.

"The classroom is timetabled for all classes to use and is a reading/storytelling base for all to enjoy imaginative tales.

"In addition it will be used by lunchtime reading clubs and after-school clubs. The opening involved our school council, who met the governors of the school to share in this new development."